Mustang-Training Program Expanded
The Mustang Heritage Foundation is expanding its Storefront Training and Adoption Program in hopes of offering more gentled mustangs and burros to the public through a national trainer base, an effort to support its mission of increasing the adoption of America’s excess mustangs and burros.
The Bureau of Land Management currently estimates 58,000 wild horses and burros roam public rangelands in the 10 Western states. Another 47,000 plus animals have been gathered from those lands and have been placed in off-range corrals and pastures.
Through a partnership with the BLM’s Wild Horse & Burro Program, the MHF works to place excess animals into private homes through innovative training and gentling programs, including the Extreme Mustang Makeover.
The MHF is looking for individuals who are able to train and gentle 10 or more wild mustangs and burros at any one time and have the necessary facilities to safely house the animals. The Storefront Program is open to trainers nationwide. Storefront trainers will receive $1,000 for each horse and burro placed into an adoptive home.
For more about the Storefront opportunity, call (512) 869-3225, or go to www.mustangheritagefoundation.org.
BECKY PAPA PHOTO The Mustang Heritage Foundation is looking for individuals who are able to train and gentle wild mustangs and burros.